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James Weldon Johnsons Scholars Lecture Series

The Africana Studies Program recently concluded this year’s James Weldon Johnson Scholars Lecture Series. The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This year’s feature speakers included: Visual Artist and UCF professor Dr. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, inspirational speaker Khalil Osiris M.A., and Founding President of the Central Florida… Read more »

ASALH 2017 Chapter

The Africana Studies program is now a chartered member of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH, which was established on September 9, 2015. The organization aims to continue Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s legacy by promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting and disseminating information about Black life, history and culture to… Read more »

New Africana Studies online collections

UCF Africana Studies poster

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries and the Africana Studies program would like to announce the acquisition of five new African American primary source databases. These collections, which were acquired as part of a technology fee proposal, fill a crucial need for primary source material related to the far-ranging field of African… Read more »

When A Man Has A Voice

Dr. Myron E. Moorehead II is a private practice physician specializing in gynecology and laser micro surgery, and the founder and director of the Women’s Laser Institute and the Fibroid Center. He has pioneered laser treatment of fibroids for gynecological and infertility problems, providing women throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area with alternatives to hysterectomy. An active community leader, Dr. Moorehead was elected in 1999 to serve as King Zulu, representing Mardi Gras’ largest predominantly African-American carnival krewe established in 1909.

Vabre selected for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Anabelle Vabre

Anabelle Vabre has been selected as an intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. Vabre is currently pursuing a B.A. in human communications and a minor in Africana Studies. Vabre is one of only fifteen interns chosen to learn about congressional leadership, advocacy and national policy development in the nation’s capital. The… Read more »

“Toussaint Louverture” The Champion of a people, and his sacrifices for freedom and equality.

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: “Toussaint Louverture” The Champion of a people, and his sacrifices for freedom and equality.                       Speaker: Patrick Noze About the Speaker: “Born in Haiti in… Read more »

Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards and Scholarship Luncheon When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from Noon to 2:00 PM Where: UCF Student Union Pegasus Ballroom Guest Speaker: Dr. Myron E. Moorehead II Topic: When A Man Has A Voice Each year, the Africana Studies Program hosts the Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards… Read more »

Darrell Butler “Personal Empowerment: A Historical Breakthrough”

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: “Personal Empowerment: A Historical Breakthrough” Darrell Butler applies his 20 years of personal empowerment consulting through the lenses of milestone historical events of the African American experience. This will be a facilitated, interactive discussion to… Read more »